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Coronavirus: Operations and Events

Find information here about the overall status of campus operations as well as events and activities, tours and more. We highlight some Yolo County updates.

Campus operations

UC Davis is committed to the safety and well-being of our community. We have a dedicated team working nonstop to inform our campus response, and we are working closely with the local public health department and the University of California Office of the President. We continue to implement measures to protect our community.

On Fridays beginning March 20, the campus will provide weekly updates on this situation and post them to our updates page.

  • March 25 — Stebbins Cold Canyon, a popular hiking destination, is closed to the public. Staff there said the Solano County Office of Emergency Services requested the closure. “Narrow trails in Stebbins Cold Canyon make it impossible to maintain the required social distancing, especially given large crowds that have accessed the site in recent days,” the UC Davis Natural Reserves system said on its website.
  • March 18 — Chancellor Gary S. May announced that UC Davis was moving to suspended operations. Read the message.
  • March 17 — Noncritical, on-site research activity should be ramped down, the Office of Research said. Read the message and download a laboratory ramp-down checklist.
  • March 16 — The UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is limiting the patients it sees, focusing on urgent or critical cases. The hospital’s emergency room remains open 24/7. Owners can call 530-752-1393 for help assessing the urgency of an animal’s condition. Read more.
  • March 14 — A message to the campus community emphasizes that the campus remains open and operational. It shares information about academic support, undergraduate instruction, graduate education and training, academic support, events, housing and dining facilities, health, admissions and events. Read the message.
  • March 10 — A message to the campus community outlines measures to minimize face-to-face contact, in instruction and office hours, in workspaces and large gatherings. Read the message in its entirety. 
  • March 7 — Leaders Advise ‘Maximum Flexibility’ on Instruction in a message to colleagues. It indicates the operational status of UC Davis, both in Davis and in Sacramento, remains unchanged at this time. 
  • Feb. 29 — It was announced on Feb. 29 that one student, who had been in isolation off campus, tested negative

Events and activities

Commencements — The schedule of spring commencement begins May 16 and runs through June 14.  Campus leaders addressed graduation in a message to the campus community. No decisions have been made regarding spring commencements but will be communicated as soon as feasible. Read the March 14 message.

An event listings page provides more information about how specific events and activities are affected.

  • March 15 — Acting on updated guidance issued March 15 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UC Davis officials lowered the university’s attendance cap for events to 50. The cap applies to all events, university-sponsored or otherwise, in all campus spaces and venues, at all UC Davis locations, and to university events held off-campus.
  • March 14 — The cancellation or postponement of events expected to draw more than 150 people will continue through spring quarter. Picnic Day is canceled. No decisions have been made regarding spring commencements but will be communicated as soon as feasible. Read the message.
  • March 13 — Campus spaces and venues shall not be used for any event (university-sponsored or otherwise) with more than 150 expected attendees, continuing until at least March 31. (Instruction is not included through March 14.) The same cap applies to UC Davis events held off campus. Read the revised event directive.
  • March 12 — The Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts has canceled all public events through March 31. Read statement on the Mondavi Center’s website.
  • March 11 — Attendance at Intercollegiate Athletics contests will be limited to essential personnel and those on a student-athlete pass list, starting Thursday (March 12). Read the news release.

Yolo County

Yolo County has a dedicated web page about coronavirus. Information is also available by calling the county's general COVID-19 information line at 530-666-8614.